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#538860 - 05/30/19 08:43 PM [User Showcase] London Town
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London Town

Wrote this for a different lyric - the lyricist/vocalist not too impressed so he wrote another lyric to fit.

Leon - Vocal & Lyric
I played guitars and sang a bit.

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London Town

Met a pretty girl in London town
Eyes of green and hair of chestnut brown
Thought my future must have changed
Such was the power of her sweet gaze
We said goodbye and she shed a tear
I said I’ll come again, never you fear

Back at home I told my mother
Told my sister and I told my brother
I have met my one and only
London’s where I must be going

London town
Raised my hopes up so high and then she tore them down

Met a pretty girl in London town
She turned my world all upside down
Just two weeks we spent together
But I thought our love would last forever
I said I’ll come again, don’t you fear
And then we will be married my dear

Back at home I told my mother
Told my sister and I told my brother
I have met my one and only
London’s where I must be going

London town
Raised my hopes up so high and then she tore them down

London town
Raised my hopes up so high and then she tore them down

London town
Raised my hopes up so high and then she tore them down, tore them down
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#538862 - 05/30/19 09:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Cool song.
The 1st phrase of the vocal is buried by the intro leads.
Regarding the leads - they way I hear them in headphones is line left is above my left ear a bit towards my eyebrow and the right is below my right ear.
I reckon the idea is great but I also think they ought to be tighter to be juxtaposed as they are. The lead licks on the left throughout are really tasty and sit well.
It's a terrific song - really enjoyable and a good groove too.
Ace.
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#538865 - 05/30/19 09:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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I agree with Ray - the vocal seems buried, especially at the beginning. I'm listening to speakers, not headphones.

Bouncy and fun. I love the way the chorus builds at the end. I expected a fade at 2:50, but why cover up a perfectly good solo? smile
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#538886 - 05/31/19 07:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Nice work on this one - flows really well, and though the volumes could be turned up a smidge I still think it's really solid write. Nicely catchy, especially on the hook. If the mix was a bit more concise I could see this being on the radio, no doubt.

Thanks so much for sharing smile
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#538899 - 05/31/19 08:30 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Very cool song Peter and Leon. Super lyric and vocal. Peter loved your guitar work on the song. Well done... Harmonies were excellent as well :-)
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#538911 - 05/31/19 10:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Good collaboration...
A very catchy melody....
I enjoyed the listen...
Any real world truth behind the story? smile
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#538922 - 05/31/19 11:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,

A catchy tune...especially the refrain.

Good guitar stuff throughout - the outro is especially nice.

I agree that the vocal needs a bit more clarity. The vocal frequency and guitar frequencies seem to be about the same place, causing a conflict...

An enjoyable tune. Glad to see y'all back in the swing of things.

fj

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#538944 - 05/31/19 12:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Fun song!! A bit of the lighter side of heartache. Catchy melody and nice guitar! Also feel the vocal could come up a bit, particularly in parts. Great guitar outro!! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg

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#538960 - 05/31/19 02:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Cool song.
The 1st phrase of the vocal is buried by the intro leads.
Regarding the leads - they way I hear them in headphones is line left is above my left ear a bit towards my eyebrow and the right is below my right ear.
I reckon the idea is great but I also think they ought to be tighter to be juxtaposed as they are. The lead licks on the left throughout are really tasty and sit well.
It's a terrific song - really enjoyable and a good groove too.
Ace.


Thanks Ray - you have good ears. The guitars are panned equally L & R.
Appreciate the review.

Peter

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#538973 - 05/31/19 04:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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What were the previous lyrics for it? I'm super curious! But really great job with this.
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#538976 - 05/31/19 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
I agree with Ray - the vocal seems buried, especially at the beginning. I'm listening to speakers, not headphones.

Bouncy and fun. I love the way the chorus builds at the end. I expected a fade at 2:50, but why cover up a perfectly good solo? smile


Listening on near field monitors and I agree.

The guitar parts are very good, nice playing! I also like the backing tracks. Just bring up the vocals.
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#539002 - 05/31/19 06:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF

Thanks Ray - you have good ears. The guitars are panned equally L & R.
Appreciate the review.
Peter

I THINK frequencies may give the up & down impression but don't really know.
I'll have a listen on near & far fields sometime today.
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#539009 - 06/01/19 12:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Sounds good. I wasn't really smitten with the lyric at first, but the overall "feel" of the song tilted me toward hearing it as an old tale of holiday love lost with enough time passed to reminisce a bit more light-heartedly. Really liked the solo on the way out.


Edited by Tangmo (06/01/19 12:12 AM)
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#539017 - 06/01/19 04:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Peter / Leon,

A very cool song. I love the pacing and overall feel.

Great job guys!

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#539039 - 06/01/19 09:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Cool song Peter! Really dug the overall vibe on this one. Thanks for sharing!
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#539042 - 06/01/19 09:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: PeterF]
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Hi Peter & Leon ...

Cools song ... lyric has a catchy lilt. I agree with comments on vocal being a little too soft in the mix. Nicew work by both of you! Best to you ...

Alan
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#539073 - 06/01/19 02:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
I agree with Ray - the vocal seems buried, especially at the beginning. I'm listening to speakers, not headphones.

Bouncy and fun. I love the way the chorus builds at the end. I expected a fade at 2:50, but why cover up a perfectly good solo? smile


Thanks David.

Peter

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#539074 - 06/01/19 02:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Nice work on this one - flows really well, and though the volumes could be turned up a smidge I still think it's really solid write. Nicely catchy, especially on the hook. If the mix was a bit more concise I could see this being on the radio, no doubt.

Thanks so much for sharing smile


Thanks Deryk.

Peter

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#539075 - 06/01/19 02:53 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool song Peter and Leon. Super lyric and vocal. Peter loved your guitar work on the song. Well done... Harmonies were excellent as well :-)


Thanks a lot Scott. Melodyne helps on the harmonies.

Peter

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#539079 - 06/01/19 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: London Town [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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hi peterf I enjoyed my listen good arrangement good mix the vocal could come up a bit however great calab here thanks eric
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